Patients of Port Washington Dental Care in Merrick, NY know that they can turn to us for a wide variety of restorative dentistry treatments. This can include everything from dental crowns to dental bridges, and we want to emphasize the importance and many benefits of dental bridges for patients who may have them as a treatment option.
Dental bridges are not the same as dentures. Instead, they are a solution for those who are missing one tooth or many, and they offer a functional replacement that allows you to use the mouth as before. As your dentist in Merrick, we would like to share the following benefits of dental bridges to help you make the right choices:
- They allow you to speak, eat and look like before. This is far more complex than many realize. After all, if you lose a single adult tooth, it can allow surrounding teeth to shift, and the changes don’t stop there. Teeth will align differently, altering the bite. This can lead to everything from uneven wear and breakage to the development of a jaw condition like TMJ. Without all of your teeth, you may speak or sound differently, and when there are several teeth missing, it can cause your facial tone to become a bit slack or collapsed looking. Clearly, one of the main benefits of dental bridges is that they prevent all of these things from happening.
- They restore a smile. Here too, the matter is a bit more complex because it goes beyond the esthetics. Patients who have been missing teeth for a while tend to stop smiling readily or speaking freely due to self-consciousness about their teeth. When they have bridges placed, the begin to socialize more, smile easier and feel better.
- They can be placed whenever a tooth is lost. You don’t have to wait for several teeth to be lost before you have a bridge. Instead, the benefits of dental bridges include the simple fact that they can be an answer for someone who has lost a single tooth. It will protect their mouth right away and prevent many problems.
If you need more information about benefits of dental bridges, or you have questions about other treatments mentioned, give us a call at our Merrick, NY office at 516-378-1725. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.